With almost 8 billion people living on Earth, our negative impact on the planet is becoming more and more evident. Lately, things have been improving with raised awareness and global efforts to reduce single-use plastics. However, with COVID-19, many zero-waste practices have become a health risk and have been completely overturned. Despite the bleak situation and the flood of facemasks, gloves and other plastics flooding the landfills, there is always hope. There are always ways to do better, waste less and protect our planet.
This was originally published on Youth Time Magazine. Read it here.